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Joined by H360, public hearing debates drug policy and incarceration in Brasília
29/05/202429/05/2024
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Joined by H360, public hearing debates drug policy and incarceration in Brasília

On May 21, the National Council for Criminal and Penitentiary Policy held in Brasília, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice, the public hearing “Decriminalization of Drugs and its Impacts on the Prison and Judiciary System”. The president of the Humanitas360 Institute, Patrícia Villela Marino, who is part of the collegiate, opened the event...

PEC 45/2023 is a setback that disrupts the public debate on drugs, writes president of H360
25/03/202425/03/2024
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PEC 45/2023 is a setback that disrupts the public debate on drugs, writes president of H360

Approved by the Senate’s Constitution and Justice Committee on March 13, the proposed amendment to the Constitution that establishes the possession of drugs in any quantity as a crime is a legal setback, a political abomination and an enormous social risk. Confusing public opinion with prejudices and criminal punitiveness, the measure reinforces the worst instincts...

President of H360 discusses drug law on Brazilian TV
19/09/202309/10/2023
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President of H360 discusses drug law on Brazilian TV

On September 18th, TV Cultura’s Roda Viva – one of the main journalistic programs on Brazilian television – was the stage for an in-depth debate on the causes and effects of the war on drugs, such as mass incarceration, and its possible solutions. Guest of the program, the president of the Humanitas360 Institute and advisor...

Lula’s Conselhão will discuss National Policy on Psychoactive Substances
04/07/202325/07/2023
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Lula’s Conselhão will discuss National Policy on Psychoactive Substances

Initiative proposes rethinking the prohibition of drugs that can bring health benefits and stimulate the economy, in addition to allocating taxation on alcohol and tobacco to public health and public security policies The “Conselhão” created to advise President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, officially called the Sustainable Social Economic Development Council, has just established its...

Patrícia Villela Marino: “Revision of the Drug Law cannot be postponed”
29/06/202329/06/2023
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Patrícia Villela Marino: “Revision of the Drug Law cannot be postponed”

Between the end of May and throughout June, the judgment in the Supreme Federal Court that may decriminalize the possession of drugs for personal consumption in Brazil was included in the agenda of at least five sessions, but all of them was postponed. Stalled in the Court since 2015, the process discusses the constitutionality of...